"I" Swatter

A while back, I saw the idea to swat sight words from School Time Snippets and planned to use it with my boys for our insect unit.  As I prepped for the week, I decided to let my two year old in on the fun too!

She is starting to show a lot of interest in letters and letter sounds, so I am trying to give her letter of the week type activities.  This week is "I is for Insect," so instead of using a fly swatter, she got to use an "I" swatter to swat letter I's.

I just used some sticky tack to stick one "I" card onto the swatter, and spread out the rest of the "I's" out  for her to swat.

As she swatted away, I sang "The I says /i/, the I says /i/.  Every Letter makes a sound, the I says /i/" (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell, ala Leapfrog Letter Factory).

After the song, I called out the letter name and sound as she swatted a card.  Each time she hit one, she said, "I got it!" and put the card on the plate.

She had a blast playing this game!


  1. This sounds like such a fun game for learning the letters...although my daughter would probably end up hitting me with the fly swatter instead!!

  2. In addition to Monday Kid Corner Weekly Linky Party, this week's theme is WATER. Brush off those archives and link them up at http://thejennyevolution.com/category/linky-parties/monday-kid-corner/ See you there! Jennifer

  3. What a fun phonics activity ... love the song, too! Thanks for linking up with Montessori Monday, Tanya! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned it to my Insect Unit Study Board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/insect-unit-study/

  4. What a great activity! I love the song idea too! I find that my kids remember things much better after learning it through song. Thank you for linking up to Tender Moments with Toddlers & Preschoolers!

  5. Someone I follow had pinned this activity and I had to stop over to check it out. This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing. My girls know that song well, so this would be great for the younger ones who don't already know their letters.



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